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Outrages and the Future of Free Speech

Outrages and the Future of Free Speech

Naomi Wolf joins FO Talks to present her new book, "Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalization of Love," and the enormous outrage she experienced on social media over historical controversies in the book.

Does the US Back India as a Fellow Democracy?

Does the US Back India as a Fellow Democracy?

Former RAW chief Vikram Sood and ex-CIA operative Glenn Carle discuss how important democracy is to the US-India relationship. This is an extract from a discussion hosted by the Penn Clubs of India, Fair Observer and Fair Insights.

Refugees Build Bridges Across Society

Refugees Build Bridges Across Society

While celebrating the contribution of refugees, we must acknowledge the importance of all who are driven from their homelands not only by fear and terror, but also by desperate need. Human bridges and personal connections have been built by great movements across the globe as people escape war and...

COVID-19 Puts the Brakes on the “World’s Fastest City”

COVID-19 Puts the Brakes on the “World’s Fastest City”

Dubai — memorably called the world’s fastest city by author and analyst Jim Krane — was already traveling in the slow lane when COVID-19 arrived. The Gulf city-state is one of seven that make up the United Arab Emirates. It had survived the crash of 2009 and thrived anew on...

Susan Sontag: Overcoming Representation

Susan Sontag: Overcoming Representation

Susan Sontag died 16 years ago. Nothing about her has lost its salience. If there was one intellect that marked postwar America, it was hers. She had huge ambition, indeed vanity, and hoped to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. If she had, it would not have been for her novels — which are now...

Marriage Equality Is Still a Dream for India’s LGBTQ Community

Marriage Equality Is Still a Dream for India’s LGBTQ Community

On September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India struck down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in a landmark decision, Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India, decriminalizing consensual sexual intercourse between consenting adults of the same sex. More than a year and a half later and on the...

Emmanuel Macron’s Campaign to Stifle Debate in France

Emmanuel Macron’s Campaign to Stifle Debate in France

On May 25, hours before George Floyd was killed in the US for all the world to watch, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner reacted to the public accusation by a celebrity that the French police were racist and capable of brutality in the execution of their duties.  Hospitals...

The Establishment Turns on Trump

The Establishment Turns on Trump

A child exposing the nakedness of the emperor by speaking truth to power? Not these days. More than half of the United States — not just liberals and the left but also the mainstream media and some Republicans — has been shouting at Emperor Trump for months on end that he has no clothes. These...

To Heal, America Must End Policing

To Heal, America Must End Policing

The protests and riots happening across the length and breadth of America are challenging systemic racism and police brutality with an intensity not seen in recent times. There were protests after the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin. There were riots after the shooting of...

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